Putha Himchuli Expedition

Putha Hiunchuli (Dhaulagiri VII) is a mountain in Nepal and part of the Dhaulagiri Range. It lies at the west end of the Dhaulagiri II chain and is 7246 m high, making it the 95th highest mountain in the world. Putha Hiunchuli can be found at 28°44′50″N 83°08′55″E First climbed in 1954 by J. O. M. Roberts.

The technical difficulty level of Putha Himchuli is comparable to any classic route of the French Alps. Putha Hiuchuli has two routes to climb South ridge or North ridge. To climb from South ridge, we have to install many camps to reach in summit which is technically difficult but every climbers have been following same route. But if you climb from North ridge from Dolpo side, it is more easier but trekking cost will be more expensive when the route is so longer.

Trip summery in facts:
Trip Title: Putha Himchuli  Expedition.
Maximum Elevation: 7246 m.
Trip Duration: 37 Days
Trekking & Climbing Level: 6-9 hours per day
Mode of Operation: Camping twin basis and after BC single tent.
Best Season: Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov.
Trip Grade: Moderate, Strenuous & Technical Climbing
Group Size: Mini. 2 people to Maxi. 14 people.

Outline Itinerary: Putha Himchuli Expedition

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Formality of expedition permits
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)
Day 04: Drive From Pokhara to Beni - Darbang (1120m).
Day 05: Trek from Darbang to Takum (1650).
Day 06: Trek from Takum to Lamsang.
Day 07: Trek from Lamsang to Gurja Gaon.
Day 08: Trek from Gurji Gaon to Darsinge Kharka.
Day 09: Trek from Darsinge to Budzunge Kharka.
Day 10: Trek from Budzunge to Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp (4800).
Day 11–28: Climbing period and summit to Putha Himchuli (7246m)
Day 29: Trek from Base Camp to Budzunge Kharka.
Day 30: Trek from Budzunga Kharka to Gurja Gaon.
Day 31: Trek from Gurja to Lurang village.
Day 32: Trek from Lurang Village to Takum.
Day 33: Trek from Takum to Darbang.
Day 34: Drive from Darbang to Pokhara
Day 35: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 36: Rest day
Day 37: Departure from Kathmandu

Cost Includes:
-4 nights 3 star hotel Kathmandu bed and breakfast
-ACAP, TIMS cards & climbing permit for Putta Himchuli expedition
-Trekking food & accommodation in camping during the trekking & expedition
-Fully fresh meal at base camp for whole expedition period
-Climbing food-gas-stove above BC
-Climbing Sherpa according to gorup size
-Climbing equipment main rope, fix rope, snow bar, ice crue, ice hammer, rock piton etc
-1 Base camp cook, cook helper, necessary porters
-Kathmandu - Pokhara, Pokhara - Darbang round trip by bus
-Porter from Darbang - Putta Him Chuli base camp - Darbang
-Equipment allowance - daily - allowance - liaison officer - staff
-Life, medical & heli rescue insurance for staff & liaison officer
-1 tent for 1 climber in BC & above BC for expedition north face /similar
-Mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, table, chair for expedition
-Pick up and drop - Kathmandu (airport - hotel - airport)
-Solar panel for battery charging and lighting in B.C.
-Welcome dinner with Nepali song & dance in Kathmandu
-Walkie Talkie, satellite phone service (pay call) agency service charge
-Oxygen. mask – regulator
-Garbage deposit $ 2000

Cost Excludes:
-Expedition personal expenses
-Personal equipment for climbing
-Emergency rescue evacuation
-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
-Bar and beverage bills
-Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa

Member Personal Equipment
S/No Particular Qty
(1) Down suits (dangri) 1
(2) Summit shoe 1
(3) Walking shoe 1
(4) Crampon 1
(5) Summit Glove (Mitten) 1
(6) Normal gloves 2
(7) Summit Snow goggles 1
(8) Glacier glasses 1
(9) Ice axe 1
(10) Harness 1
(11) jumer 1
(12) Carabiners (normal) 3
(13) Sleeping bag (-40C) 1
(14) Down filled Mattress 1
(15) Summit socks 2
(16) Normal socks 3
(17) Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1
(18) Helmet 1
(19) Down jacket 1
(20) Down trouser 1
(21) 8 finger / descender 1
(22) Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1
(23) Gore-tex jacket 1
(24) Gore-tex trouser 1
(25) Fleece jacket 1
(26) Fleece trouser 1
(27) Fleece liner gloves 3
(28) Screw Gate Carabiner 1
(29) Balaclava (windstopper) 1
(30) Thermos bottle 1
(31) Base layer (woolen) 2 (set)
(32) Water bottle normal 1

Climbing Gears
S/No Particular
(1) Ice crews
(2) Fix rope

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